Annamarie Rodney
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Chicago, Illinois
17 years of experience
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About me

Anna Rodney, Owner and Founder of Chicago Family Doulas Anna has supported families as a doula since 2009 and is committed to providing families with professional, compassionate, and personal support. Anna gives 200% in all she does in life and brings this commitment and passion to every aspect of her work as a doula. Anna has had the reputation of being a kind, calm, and loving person for as long as she can remember. She has always cared deeply for people and strives to support and care for all around her. She has worked with children and families since she was a teen and later on has supported families in the role of a nanny, preschool teacher, Americorps worker, respite worker, special education teacher, and finally as a birth and postpartum doula. Anna was a special educator for ten years prior to becoming a doula and owner of Chicago Family Doulas. Being a life long learner, Anna earned her Master’s degree in Education as well as multiple degrees in Special Education. She is certified as a labor doula through DONA and CAPPA, as a postpartum doula through ProDoula and CAPPA, certified to teach Hypnobirthing, a CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator, a Certified Newborn Care Specialist, and is a certified Happiest Baby on the Block instructor. Anna is committed to sharing her vast knowledge with the families she works with. She is also committed to training doulas as a labor and postpartum doula trainer through CAPPA and also as a certified CAPPA Childbirth Educator Trainer. As an agency owner, Anna is committed to handpicking the most amazing doulas that the Chicagoland area has to offer. The doulas that work with Chicago Family Doulas are kind, caring, informed, non-judgmental, professional, and 100% committed to the families that they have the honor of supporting. Anna and her team will be an incredible addition to your birth team and postpartum team.

Certification and training

CAPPA Postpartum Doula (2018)

Lamaze (2020)

CAPPA Labor Doula (2017)

CAPPA Childbirth Educator (2017)

Memberships and affiliations



Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Baby and Toddler Sleep Coach Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Home Birth Hypnobirthing Method Infant Care Infertility Labor Doula Lactation Consultation LGBTQ+ Loss and Bereavement Doula Multiples Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Care Overnight Newborn Care Perinatal and Infant Loss Postpartum Care Postpartum Doula Care Pregnancy Complications Pregnancy Loss Prenatal Care Sleep Consultant Toddlers

English, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Service introduction

Chicago Family Doulas, LLC is a full service Doula Agency providing families in Chicago, the North Shore, Hinsdale, Oak Park, and many suburbs with the most professional, compassionate and personalized support. We will care for your family in pregnancy, birth and with your new baby or babies. We provide newborn care day and night for as long as your family needs support. The transition to become parents or adding to your family is such a precious time and we want your family to be able to enjoy this experience. Your postpartum doula is available to care for you, your newborn and your family as little or as much as you need. Her wisdom and commitment to your family will put you at ease the moment she walks in the door. She knows exactly what you and your family need to relax and truly enjoy your new baby. We offer birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth classes and placenta encapsulation services. Our committed birth and postpartum professionals are honored to support you and your family during this important time. Contact us anytime at (312) 765-3012 We are located at 444 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1200 Chicago, IL 60611

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